These are strange times, but even in strange times we are committed to family and community engagement. We believe our job is educating the whole student and recognize that the student comes from a larger world of family, community and culture that we embrace, as well.
An excellent way for caretakers to join in, take part and have voice in our school is through membership on the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and the Bilingual Advisory Council (BAC). Prosser receives Title I funds to promote parent involvement through the PAC, and, while all are welcome to join, the BAC focuses primarily on issues impacting English Learning students. Both of these councils meet monthly to discuss issues relevant to students, their families and communities. Once the organizational meetings for these councils are held in late October and a meeting calendar for the year is set, that information will be posted to the PAC and BAC pages on this website.
We customarily enjoy welcoming families into our building: for sports competitions, for plays, for talent shows, for honors breakfasts, for open houses, for conversations about teaching and learning and the possibilities and potential our students hold. We cannot let COVID stop us from building community, so we are committed to creating virtual spaces for the same kinds of celebrations this year and the same vital conversations.
In addition, we will continue to send out information about virtual opportunities in the community -- like aldermanic events and the Community Conversations the Chicago Police Department sponsors -- for families to have a say in the things that matter most to them.
A goal at Prosser is for our school to become more culturally aware, responsive and engaged, and we look to partner with families to teach us what we still need to know in order to better serve our students. We want to be there for you, and we give thanks that you are here for us.